Clean raving with Fatboy Slim and Roger Sanchez
Clean raving has been on the rise in recent times.
Who says health conscious people can’t enjoy a solid rave?
With the increase of health consciousness, people are trading in ‘therapy through alcohol’ for yoga and meditation.
But why should these people be neglected on the party front?
In a world where every need is catered for, even those defying the usual format for raving can enjoy a dance.
We reported on this trend developing in Brooklyn, New York, last year and back in 2015 we featured this Yoga session in Camps Bay rocking out to some psytrance, so it’s certainly not a new trend.
But some big name DJs are getting involved too.
Morning Gloryville is an event held on a rooftop in London that celebrates sobriety.
The event is host to the likes of young families, yuppies, teens and ex-Ibiza ravers who have traded in drugs for Bikram.
And let me tell you, this is no stiff affair.
These stone-cold sober ravers are extroverted and fun, enjoying impromptu yoga sessions, head massages while enjoying a performance from Fatboy Slim, who is an advocate for clean living.
Cheers to that
Morning Gloryville was started by Samantha Moyo who sought out to maintain the thrills of raving but with a new, cleaner approach.
Her passion project turned into an empire after attracting well-known DJs in support of clean living such as Fatboy Slim and Roger Sanchez, along with the growing popularity of this lifestyle.
The craze of partying sober has been on the rise for a few years, with the help of Ministry of Sound’s workout compilation CD’s. They have now opened a Ministry of Sound gym in the South of London, obviously donning a serious sound system.
There is also a new club, ‘Awakening’ that serves smoothies and offers yoga and meditation classes and ‘album-listening’ parties. This club solely focuses on wellness and classes surrounding that.
Big festivals have hosted such initiatives for ages, though it is your choice whether you want to do it sober or not.
Even here in South Africa we have the ‘SpiritFest’ which marries yoga, dance and meditation along with workshops and other wellness practices.
Clean raving may very well prove to be a revolution rather than a fad.